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Jay Jung Jae LEE

Dr Jay Lee is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong. He started his early career as a stroke nurse. After five years clinical experience, he went on to pursue his Masters and PhD in the School of Health and Social Sciences (Nursing Studies) at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Lee has conducted studies in the research topics of stroke care, addictive behaviours including tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking, and e-device use, and nursing and health education using diverse research designs including mixed methods. Particularly, he has significant experience in using research methodologies such as grounded theory, phenomenology, interpretive description, and thematic analysis to conduct rigorous qualitative studies.

Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
General Research Fund (GRF) Ecological momentary intervention for stroke caregivers’ psychological support: a randomised controlled trial 734,456
Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Blood transfusion education using virtual reality simulation for nursing undergraduate students 283,319
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) Waterpipe smoking experiences, perceptions and motivations amongst young adults in Hong Kong: a qualitative study 134,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Indoor air quality in waterpipe establishments in Hong Kong 149,976
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU The effect of instant message intervention for psychological well-being among stroke survivors 55,460
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise Using YouTube videos for health education on emerging alternative tobacco products in Hong Kong. 75,000
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise YouTube videos for tobacco industry denormalisation in young people 98,174
  • Clinical experience
     - Stroke specialist nurse (2009)
     - Stroke ward staff nurse (2005-2008)
  • Teaching
     - Qualitative research course at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels
     - Nursing theories and models (undergraduate course)
     - Health promotion (undergraduate course)
  • Stroke research (mHealth for stroke survivors’ and caregivers’ psychological well-being, and stroke risk factor management)
  • Smoking research (waterpipe smoking, e-cigarette, denormalization of tobacco industry and smoking in North Korea)
  • E-device use research (e-device use with psychological distress, cyberincivility and digital professional)
  • Nursing education (clinical placement and simulation-based learning).
  1. Lee JJ*, Yeung K, Wang MP, Throne S. (2020) Arabian nights in Hong Kong: Chinese young adults’ experience of waterpipe smoking. Tobacco Control (IF 6.726, Ranking 1/20 in Substance Abuse).
  2. Lee JJ, Wang MP*, Luk TT, Guo N, Chan SSC, Lam TH (2020) Associations of electronic devices use before and after sleep with psychological distress in Chinese adults: a cross-sectional study. JMIR Mental Health (IF 3.535, Ranking 47/155 in Psychiatry).
  3. Lee JJ*, Wang MP & Yang SC. (2020) Will the tobacco industry ultimately triumph in the midst of COVID-19?: a call for nurses’ action in tobacco control. International Journal of Nursing Studies (IF 3.783, Ranking 1/123 in Nursing)
  4. Lee JJ*, Wu Y, Wang MP, Yeung KCY, Wong JWH, Smith R (2020) Waterpipe smoking among university students in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health (IF 2.521, Ranking 70/193 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health).
  5. Lee JJ, Yeung K, Clarke C and Yoo JW* (2019) Nursing students’ learning dynamics and perception of simulation-based learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 33: pp7–16 (IF 1.713, Ranking 39/123 in Nursing).
  6. Luk TT, Wong SW, Lee JJ, Chan SSC, Lam TH and Wang MP* (2019) Exploring community smokers’ perspectives for developing a chat-based smoking cessation intervention delivered through mobile instant messaging: a qualitative study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth (IF 4.313, Ranking 4/27 in Medical informatics)
  7. Lee JJ*, Carson M, Clarke C, Yang SC and Nam SJ (2019) Nursing students’ learning dynamics with clinical information and communication technology: a constructivist grounded theory. Nurse Education Today 73: pp. 41-47(IF 2.490, Ranking 7/123 in Nursing)
  8. Lee JJ*, Clarke C, Carson M, and Yang SC (2018) How do Korean nursing students build knowledge? A constructivist grounded theory study. BMJ Open 8(7) (IF 2.496, Ranking 52/165 in Medicine, General & Internal)
  9. Jang HM, Lee JJ, Kim SJ, Lee MJ, Ryoo SY, Yoon CH, Kim GM, Chung CS, Lee KH and Bang OY* (2015) Comparison of enoxaparin and warfarin for secondary prevention of cancer-associated stroke. Journal of Oncology (Article ID 502089) (IF 2.206, Ranking 189/244 in Oncology)
  10. Lee JJ* and Clarke C (2015) Nursing students’ attitudes towards information communication technology: An exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing 71(5): pp. 1181-1193 (IF 2.561, Ranking 6/123 in Nursing)
More articles are available in ORCiD above.